2005-11-11 / Front Page

Cops Shut Down Dial-A-Drug Operation

Police shut down an alleged dial-for-drugs operation last month that took orders for cocaine and marijuana via cell phone and made speedy deliveries to customers in the west end of the peninsula, The Wave has learned.

Undercover Narcotics Division officers set up a sting in which they ordered drugs to locations in Rockaway Park and traced the delivery vehicles back to a house in Arverne, sources said. Officers obtained search warrants for two delivery vehicles and the house itself, and on October 5 recovered three ounces of crack cocaine, two ounces of marijuana and more than $12,500 in cash.

Police arrested two 23-year-old men, Mark Creary and Sheldon Buchanan, who identified themselves as the occupants of the home that allegedly warehoused the drugs.

The bust comes months after numerous concerned residents reported suspicious activity and vehicles on the streets in their neighborhood. Captain Charles Neacy, commanding officer of the 100 Precinct, announced the arrests at last month’s Community Council meeting. He said the department had been investigating Creary and Buchanan for some time.

Both men are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to court records. The men were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on October 6, according to a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Judge Lenora Gerald set bail at $100,000 and a return date of November 30.

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